Men's basketball has the Mac attack, 75-49

Men's basketball has the Mac attack, 75-49
December 30, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Keith Bunkenburg's Benedictine men's basketball team gave a balanced effort in rolling past MacMurray College, 75-49, in a non-conference game at the Rice Center. The win upped the Eagles' record to 6-5 overall. Three players tallied in double figures and 10 players scored in all as BU hit 42 percent from the floor. Travis Wilson came off the bench and put on a clinic with 15 points and 11 rebounds, both team-leading totals. Wilson hit 4-for-6 from the field and was 3-of-3 from beyond the arc. Jared Bailey added 11 points and Rob Bridgeman (also coming off the bench) chipped in 10 points. Nate Green scored seven points and grabbed nine boards. Cameron Snelling added eight rebounds, five points, three assists, a block and two steals. The Eagles were never really threatened in the game, leading 33-23 at the intermission. Benedictine extended that margin by out-scoring the Highlanders by 16 in the second stanza.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.